Consumer Cyclical Sector Wrap

Published August 09, 2012

| FOXBusiness

The Consumer Cyclical sector (XLY) showed little change during trading today while the S&P 500 rose 0.1%.

As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. As trading began today, XLY was up 3.8% over the last thirty trading days, and the S&P 500 climbed 4.8%.

Miller Industries (MLR) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 8.2% (-$1.37) to close at $15.26. 52,763 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $14.50 to $15.45. The stock has been going in a negative direction over the last month, dropping $1.20 (-7.3%) from a price of $16.46 on July 11, 2012.

Vera Bradley (VRA) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 7%. The stock closed at $25.02 with 635,091 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $23.20 to $25.03. Share price is up $3.85 (18.2%) from $21.17 on July 11, 2012. Similarly, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (CTB) gained today, increasing $1.04 (+5.7%) to close at $19.15.

Visteon Corporation (VC) declined 4.3% to close at $37.84, moving below its 50-day moving average of $33.81 and 200-day moving average of $43.28. Titan International (TWI) rose 1.9% to close at $22.03, crossing its 50-day moving average of $21.95.

DTS (DTSI) rose 5.7% to close at $20.89, approaching its 50-day moving average of $22.11. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $26.61. Tata Motors (POOL) fell 3.6% to close at $21.34, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $20.87. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $36.61.

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